Action Prediction Laboratory

Action Prediction Laboratory

Members of the Laboratory

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Patric Bach

  • Lecturer
  • patric.bach@plymouth.ac.uk
  • +441752584848

Matthew Hudson

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • matthew.hudson@plymouth.ac.uk
  • +441752 587863

Toby Nicholson

  • PhD Student
  • toby.nicholson@postgrad.plymouth.ac.uk

Kimberley Schenke

  • PhD Student
  • kimberley.schenke@plymouth.ac.uk
  • +441752 584845

Bassem Khalaf

  • PhD Student
  • bassem.khalaf@plymouth.ac.uk

Nicholas Lange

  • PhD Student
  • nick.lange@plymouth.ac.uk

Matthew Hudson

CV

My research addresses how humans deal with a complex and dynamic social environment. After completing my BSc in Psychology & Criminology (University of Teesside, 2001) and an MSc in Evolutionary Psychology (University of Liverpool, 2002), I completed a PhD at the University of Hull under the supervision of Tjeerd Jellema in 2010. My PhD investigated how, in both typically developing and autistic people, the anticipation of another person’s action is affected by inferences regarding the goals and intentions of the actor, as conveyed by social cues such as gaze direction and emotional expression. After my PhD I held a position as a Research Support Officer at the University of Bangor on a project investigating the development of mirror neurons in humans using fMRI and behavioural measures. I then took a post as a lecturer at the School of Business at the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia, in which insights from psychology and sociology where applied to the effects of culture on international marketing practices. I have also been involved in several other projects investigating the effect of another`s gaze direction on an observer´s visual spatial attention and the perception of their emotional expression. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Plymouth on a project that is investigating how typically developing and autistic populations anticipate observed reaching actions based on contextual cues that convey the goal and intentions of the actor. Moreover, we are investigating the mechanisms underpinning this ability, specifically the possible involvement of motor processes.

Publications

Bach, P., Nicholson, T. and Hudson, M. (2014) The affordance-matching hypothesis: how objects guide action understanding and prediction. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 8:254. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00254 Abstract

Hudson, M. & Skarratt, P. A. (In Prep). Peripheral cues and gaze direction jointly enhance facilitation but not inhibition of return.

Wiggett, A.J., Hudson, M., Clifford, A., Tipper, S.P. & Downing, P. (2012). Doing, seeing, or both: Effects of learning condition on subsequent action perception. Social Neuroscience, 7(6), 606-621. DOI: 10.1080/17470919.2012.686926. PDF

Hudson, M., Nijboer, T. & Jellema, T. (2012). Implicit learning of social information and its relation to autistic traits. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 42(12), 2534-2545. DOI 10.1007/s10803-012-1510-3. PDF

Hudson, M., Burnett, H.G. & Jellema, T. (2012). Anticipation of intentional actions in high-functioning autism. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 42(8), 1684-1693. DOI 10.1007/s10803-011-1410-y. PDF

Hudson, M. & Jellema, T. (2011). Resolving ambiguous behavioural intentions by means of involuntary prioritisation of gaze processing. Emotion. 11(3), 681-686. DOI: 10.1037/a0023264. PDF

Wiggett, A, Hudson, M, Tipper, S. & Downing, P. (2011). Learning associations between action and perception: Effects of incompatible training on body part and spatial priming. Brain and Cognition. 76, 87-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandc.2011.02.014. PDF

Hudson, M, Hong-Liu, C. & Jellema, T. (2009). Anticipating intentional actions: The effect of eye gaze direction on the judgment of head rotation. Cognition. 112, 423-434. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2009.06.011. PDF

Stiller, J. and Hudson, M. (2005). Weak links and scene cliques in Shakespeare's plays. Journal of Cultural and Evolutionary Psychology. 3, 57-73. PDF

Conference Talks

Hudson, M. & Skarratt, P. (2011, Jul) Peripheral cues and gaze direction jointly enhance facilitation but not inhibition of return. Talk presented at Experimental Psychology Society/The Psychonomic Society meeting, Nottingham, UK.

Conference Posters

Hudson, M., Nicholson, T. & Bach, P. (2014, May) I expect you to do as I say! Prior intentional attributions bias the perceived kinematics of other’s actions. Poster presented at Workshop on Concepts, Actions and Objects (CAOS), Rovereto, Italy. Poster (PDF) Abstract (PDF)

Nicholson, T., Solbrig, L., Hudson, M., Tipper, S.P. & Bach, P. (2014, May) I feel what you are doing: differential effects of observed and predicted touches. Poster presented at Workshop on Concepts, Actions and Objects (CAOS), Rovereto, Italy. Poster (PDF) Abstract (PDF)

Hudson, M., Burnett, H. & Jellema, T. (2011, Jul) Anticipating others’ actions from social cues in typically-developed and autistic individuals. Poster presented at Experimental Psychology Society/The Psychonomic Society meeting, Nottingham, UK. Poster (PDF)

Hudson, M., Burnett, H. & Jellema, T. (2010, Aug) Anticipating action sequences based on the actor’s gaze direction in individuals with high-functioning autism. Poster presented at European Conference of Visual Perception, Lausanne, Switzerland. Poster (PDF) Abstract (PDF)

Wiggett, A., Hudson, M., Clifford, A., Tipper, S. & Downing, P. (2010, Aug) Doing, seeing or both: Effects of learning condition on subsequent action perception. Poster presented at European Conference of Visual Perception, Lausanne, Switzerland. Poster (PDF)

Hudson, M. & Jellema, T. (2008, Apr) Anticipation of intentional actions is influenced by agent's gaze direction and emotional expression. Poster presented at British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

Hudson, M, Jellema, T. & Hong-Liu, C. (2007, Jul) Displacement of biological motion is mediated by social cues of intentionality. Poster presented at Experimental Psychology Society/The Psychonomic Society meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Hudson, M, Jellema, T. & Hong-Liu, C. (2006, Aug) Social cues of intentionality mediate displacement effects. Poster presented at European Conference of Visual Perception, St. Petersburg, Russia.